Frontline Freelance Register
Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Sima is a Syrian-American photographer based in Cairo, Egypt.
Her photographic work focuses on features, social documentaries, daily life and conditions in the Arab diaspora and Arab world.
She is a member of the Frontline Freelance Register and the National Press Photographers Association.
Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, LA Times, BuzzfeedNews, NRC Handelsblad, The Daily Telegraph, The Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy.
- #Dysturb/Magnum Foundation @ Look3 Photo Festival, #ReframeClimate, US
- Chemins D'Exile/Caminos De Exilio, Spain
- Viral: Photography in the Age of Social Media, UK
- EverydayClimateChange Milan Exhibition part of Milan Expo 2015, Italy
- EverydayClimateChange: Photoville 2015, NYC, USA
2016 - American Photography Awards - AP32, 2016 - James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting, 2015 - Grant Recipient
- Breaking news
Growing the Sahara
Egypt's population is booming reaching over 91 million people. The challenge to feed the population with limited resources like water and arable land is a major challenge to the government. Cultivating desert land is not a new notion, though the scale of the current proposed project, turning millions of feddans of desert into viable agricultural land will no doubt be labour and water intensive.